Belmond Miraflores Park
What We Love
- The location: The Belmond is high atop dramatic cliffs in Lima’s upscale Miraflores district
- The bath butler, available in City View Deluxe Junior Suites, hand-selects soaps, oils, bath salts and scented candles to create a relaxing evening in
- Club Rooms come with Club Lounge access, which includes free continental breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres and cocktails
What To Know
- The hotel wrapped up extensive renovations in April 2014
- While beautiful and safe, the Miraflores neighborhood is a bit sedate if you’re looking for a party scene
- The hotel is about 35 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the sights of the city’s historical center
- Guests are charged an 18 percent IVA tax by the property upon check-in, but non-Peruvians are exempt. To avoid this fee, be sure to provide documentation at the time of check-in
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
The Belmond Miraflores Park showcases Lima’s grander, more sophisticated side. Whereas many of the city’s other luxury hotels have garish casinos, the Miraflores Park has the Belmond hallmark of understated elegance, in one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods. The hotel also sets the bar high when it comes to service. Upon check-in, expect to be greeted with a cool towel, fruit-infused water and the sweet scent of the lavish tropical flowers adorning the marble lobby. Come evening, be sure to watch the sun set over the green paths of the Malecón de la Reserva, and the crashing waves of the Pacific below.
Bed and Bath
The 81 spacious guestrooms — the smallest is nearly 500 square feet — are arranged like suites, with elegant sitting areas that offer floor-to-ceiling views (mostly of the Pacific Ocean or the lush gardens). There’s a lived-in elegance to the decor, with carved hardwood furniture softened by sky-blue sofas and buttercup curtains. The enormous bathrooms have large marble soaking tubs, walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads and granite vanities stocked with luxe Molton Brown products.
Aside from the sweeping views, one of the hotel’s most welcome perks is the food, from the lavish breakfast spreads served with a panoramic ocean vista at the rooftop Observatory restaurant to the top-shelf pisco sours in the avant garde Belo Bar. The innovative international fare served on the leafy garden terrace of the hotel’s stylish Tragaluz restaurant is also not to be missed. The luxurious Zest Spa is open until 10 p.m. most nights, with treatments incorporating indigenous products from Peru and the Amazon.
In the Area
Lima’s hottest restaurant, Central, is just down the block. You also can’t leave Lima without eating at one of Peruvian superstar chef Gaston Acurio’s restaurants; La Mar is his homage to ceviche. The historic district is just across town (about a 20-minute drive from the Belmond); housed in a sprawling 18th-century mansion with lush gardens, the Larco Museum’s collection spans nearly 3,000 years of Peruvian history and includes a titillating erotic art exhibit. In the very heart of town you’ll find the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral, plus the ghoulish catacombs beneath the Convento de San Francisco, with its Harry Potter-esque library. In Barranco, just a 10-minute ride from the hotel, students, artists and well-heeled professionals come to meet up and kick back with a cocktail at Picas, near the famous 19th-century Bridge of Sighs; then hit Ayahuasca, a sprawling multilevel lounge that offers ultrastrong cocktails and alternative pop rock.
How to Get There
We stayed a couple nights at the Belmond Miraflores in Lima before returning to the US. On our last night I asked the concierge on a flyer if he could get a reservation for us at Central which is the #6 rated restaurant in the world. It normally requires 3 months advance notice but he pulled out all the stops and got us a reservation. Extraordinary service which we consistently find at Belmond hotels. Miguel is the kind of employee that brings you back. Highly recommend this hotel and if you need help go see Miguel. He sets the standard for outstanding concierge professionalism.
Great Location, Excellent View, Lovely Decoration, Great Service,
Remarkable Customer Service.
Very Nice Rooms and Amenities, Huge Bathrooms.
Delicious Breakfast, what else can I say definitely a great hotel to stay in Lima.
My husband and I stayed at the Belmond for almost two weeks. It is a beautiful, modern hotel with a lovely spa and rooftop pool. The beds are very comfortable, rooms are quiet, and housekeeping keeps the rooms and property sparkling clean. What makes this hotel one of my favorites, is the staff. They are the friendliest and most caring hotel staff that I have ever met. You will always be greeted with a smile and any concern will be addressed and followed up with. This was the case with everyone we met. My husband and I both requested vegan meals for our stay and the hotel made sure that we were satisfied. The cook even came out to ask if we wanted our breakfast done in a particular way and Raul, the Manager in the Observatory (where breakfast is served) would always check in to make sure we were happy. They even noticed which vegetables we were leaving behind and started to omit those and use more of what we liked, without us even mentioning it! That is world class service. I wish I could mention every hotel staff member in this review because we loved them all. Some standouts for us aside from wonderful Raul were Fabula in the Belo Bar who went out of her way to recommend restaurants and activities to us, Miguel who would greet us in the morning and evening and help us with the taxis, to the most excellent Melissa and Susana in the Hotel Spa. Melissa and Susana gave us a wonderful couples massage. It was well worth it after several days of walking around Lima. We loved loved loved this hotel and will definately be back.
This hotel was the nicest place we stayed in Peru, and one of the best hotels ever. The service, friendliness of the staff, and room/bathroom accommodations were all excellent. On my birthday, the hotel delivered a beautiful card and delicious cake to our room. We hated to leave.
Very nice hotel in very good part of Lima. Great ocean view, wonderful breakfast buffet on 11th floor-great views included. Staff was very accommodating. Nice room, large bathroom. Restaurant, Tragaluz, was very good. Spa very reasonably priced and excellent treatments.